This is a space flight simulator. You fly an orbiting spaceshuttle and have to complete different missions. The game is VERY complex but in the words of OSH (CWF-member):
"Yeah, "Orbiter" is a VERY GOOD simulator. It has stunning graphics, VERY realistic flight physics and playability. But ist VERY hard to play, the beginners can be discouraged with lots of options. But I repeat, this is best space simulation I've ever played!!!"
When you see the startup screen you get a god idea about just how big and complex this is, but just fight on and learn and you will have a great time. There is no crashcourse in this game (Though there might be a course on which you can crash).
Stunning space-panoramas with a nice feeling of floating in midspace between planets and shuttles when you space-walk (go outside the shuttle). (See the screenshot).
Just take in the feeling of the game fast and then start learning, but don't expect this to be mastered in minutes.
The screenshots are simply a few basic situations in the game, if you want to see some of the more aweinspiring views, try out the game, or go by the developers site to see some of their shots. Amazing graphical moments.
Also on the developers site you can find additional planets, vessels etc. as downloads.
Curly's World of Freeware has donated a copy of this software and related data to the Classic PC Games catalog. Please visit their website for more information and discussion on this game.